Archives for ‘Social Determinants of Health’

Action on social determinants of health is essential to tackle noncommunicable diseases

Kumanan Rasanathan & Rüdiger Krech Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, World Health Organization, Geneva , Switzerland. Bulletin of the World Health Organization October 2011 Available online at: http://bit.ly/nIxOak...

Brazil calls for pact on social factors to improve health

As host of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health on 19–21 October 2011, Brazil has shown its commitment to tackling social factors to improve people’s health and well-being. Minister of Health Alexandre Padilha talks to the...

Saúde urbana, ambiente e Desigualdades

Saúde urbana, ambiente e...

PAHO/WHO self-instructional course on social determinants of health

PAHO/WHO self-instructional course on social determinants of health in English, Spanish, and...

Return on Investment Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention

Canadian Policy Network at the University of Western Ontario Canadian Institute for Health Information. CIHI 2011 Available online PDF file at: http://bit.ly/o0cTEd “….Mental health issues will be among the leading causes of...

Global Atlas on cardiovascular disease prevention and control

CVDs Joint Publication of the World Health Organization the World Heart Federation Organization Available online PDF at: http://bit.ly/mUce0M Lives Cut Short: New Report Reveals Divide between Rich and Poor Countries for Premature...

Intersectorial Plan for obesity prevention and control: Promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy eating for Brazilian people

Obesity is a multifactor disease and its determination is associated to biological,historical, ecological, economical, social, cultural and political aspects. Its impact is directly observed on the health sector, burdening the Health System....

Segregated Spaces, Risky Places: The Effects of Racial Segregation on Health Inequalities

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies –September 2011 Available online PDF at: http://bit.ly/nFtQo9 “……..Place matters for health. Research by the Joint Center and others has consistently shown that neighborhood...

Governance for health in the 21st century

a study conducted for the WHO Regional Office for Europe WHO regional Office for Europe – August 2011 Available online at: http://bit.ly/r25XXA “………Mind-sets on how we view and address health and its determinants have...

The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases

A report by the World Economic Forum and the Harvard School of Public Health September 2011 Available online PDF at: http://bit.ly/odBjrH “……As policy-makers search for ways to reduce poverty and income inequality, and to achieve...